Netflix released the first look at Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, an animated adaption of the famous classic Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol from Stephen Donnelly (Lost in Oz).
Luke Evans leads the project as Ebenezer Scrooge, a disgruntled old man who has his Christmas spirit reinvigorated after a supernatural visit from different versions of himself. Academy Award winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite) will star as Past, Jessie Buckley (The Woman in White) will play Isabel Fezziwig. Johnny Flynn (Stardust) and Sir Jonathan Pryce (The Crown) round out the support cast as Bob Cratchit and Jacob Marley, respectively.
The upcoming film will be directed by Stephen Donnelly, who is helming just his second production. Donnelly previously directed 2016’s Monster High: Welcome to Monster High, and has served in the art department as both a designer and a director for the television series Lost in Oz.
The animated adaptation was one of the eight shows unveiled on a mega European Netflix animation slate at Annecy International Film Festival last month.
The film is produced by Timeless Films in association with Axis Studios.
Donnelly said, “It’s been a fascinating challenge to adapt such a beloved and often-told story and I think this version will give those who know A Christmas Carol all the things they expect but not as they’ve experienced them before. There are more than enough psychedelic, time-traveling and musical surprises to keep those familiar with the story on the edge of their seats.”